Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ryanair and Aer Lingus have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Dublin to Edinburgh. Confirm policies on booking site.
Most visitors from Dublin need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Edinburgh. Persons who are vaccinated from US and EU/EFTA (including Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City), except France, can enter England without the obligation to undergo quarantine.
Travelers are required to fill out the Passenger Locator Form 48 hours prior to arrival in the United Kingdom. The QR to be received after submitting the form must be shown at the border.
Details in traveling to United Kingdom can be found here and on this site.Travelers may also review the travel restrictions that apply in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland in case they will travel to the said places.
Read more about travel restrictions for Edinburgh
Visitors from Dublin will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Edinburgh.
Visitors from Dublin must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Edinburgh.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Edinburgh: most visitors from Dublin may enter Edinburgh but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Mandatory passenger locator form
Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.
Managed quarantine package for Scotland
All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.
COVID-19 testing package
All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
The average direct flight takes 1h 00m, covering a distance of 336 km.
There are 30 (direct) flights between Dublin and Edinburgh per week, averaging 4 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Ryanair (€11), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Ryanair (€19) and Multiple Airlines (€54).
Ryanair (2 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Dublin to Edinburgh, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Edinburgh back to Dublin , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Dublin you will be using Dublin, often referred to as Dublin Airport. You will be landing at Edinburgh Turnhouse, also known as Edinburgh Airport.
If you are flying with Ryanair then you can organise a direct flight from Dublin to Edinburgh. Aer Lingus also offers non-stop flights. However, if you fly with KLM you may have a layover in Amsterdam (AMS).
Once you arrive at Edinburgh International Airport, there should be a place to charge your phone once you clear the Security Checkpoint. The sockets should be near the bathrooms in the retail section once you arrive.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Dublin to Edinburgh.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Edinburgh from Dublin is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Edinburgh with an airline and back to Dublin with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Edinburgh from Dublin up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Staff on Ryanair always pleasant and good good, flight smooth and always on time"
Cons: "Nothing about this Flught I didn’t like"
Cons: "The flight was delayed and we got into EDI very late."
Pros: "I slept as soon as I found my seat - as did Mr. (very) Longleg next to me. Could not lean back, but never mind, it was a short flight."
Cons: "taking a cheap flight - take it or leave it. I'll do it again."
Pros: "Although flight was late they made up time pretty well"
Cons: "Flight to and from Carcassonne is rarely on time"
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 30 minutes at least Seats very uncomfortable No water offered only drinks for purchase"
Pros: "Decent enough flight, seats comfortable enough for short haul wouldn’t want to go long haul on the same seats, good selection of onboard snacks"
Cons: "Flight was half hour late, priority seats should be reserved for the first seats on the plane rather than scattered all over the plane, suitcases shouldnt be allowed on board they take up too much space for anyone else and slow down the boarding of the plane as people attempt to haul them up the stairs, some staff could be more polite and less abrupt and some could attempt to speak louder and clearer"
Cons: "Crew at baggage drop/departure gate seemed that they didn't want to be there and they were not very pleasant to the people boarding. Ryan Air had changed their baggage policy after we booked. Originally allowed one carry on and one personal bag. Now you have to purchase priority to take both"
Pros: "We had an emergency exit seat with extra leg room."
Cons: "Check in, delays, late arrival, luggage pick up too slow."
Pros: "I like the staff - they were kind and helpful"
Cons: "I didn’t like how you had to pay for food and there was not a comfortable position in the seats"
Cons: "Delayed for over an hour with no announcement or reasons given."
Pros: "The flight was fine. The online check in was not able to be completed on m iPhone 8 making it very difficult to find a way to complete and get our boarding passes printed ..... their baggage policy was also very unclear and upon check in we learned that ... for our 1.25 hour flight, we had to pay an additional 80 Euro to check our 2 bags ( one each)! I learn lessons every time I travel! Today’s lesson is NEVER AGAIN Ryanair!"
Cons: "The almost two hr delay sitting on the plane then having to change planes."
Pros: "Crew was friendly! Aircraft was very clean and the flight was on time!"
Pros: "We had a very short flight from Dublin to Edinburgh and everything was good"
Cons: "No tv or entertainment"
Cons: "They didnt took care for me reach my destination. Even After they they new that was ryanair mistake."
Pros: "The price makes it very inviting to fly Ryanair. I misunderstood the need to electronically check in before I arrived at the airport but was helped, very courteously, by the ticket agent."
Cons: "Any food or beverage was for a fee. It was a short flight and midday so it wasn't a problem for me but under different circumstances it could be."
Cons: "Everything else. Delayed hrs. Filthy. Very shaky and unstable and my checked bag came out soaking wet!"
Pros: "Grew was nice, professional"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. I missed my business meeting"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Nothing free, not even a cup of water"
Pros: "low fares /on time"
Cons: "small seat / hard to get on to their web site to pay for luggage and check in"
Cons: "Our flight was significantly delayed and we as passengers received zero communication about time of delay and when we were expecting to depart. The lack of communication was frustrating"
Cons: "The seats were very small and my middle seat's foam was flat enough that I felt like I was sitting on a metal bar."
Pros: "staff in Dublin"
Cons: "Not Ryanair fault but it took over an hour to get our luggage at Edinburgh - no exaggerationas it took 75 min. Baggage staff said they were understaffed"
Cons: "They didn't have record that I had paid for extra luggage for my party of 7. Luckily, I had my paperwork so I was able to finally get my luggage on without paying again. The flight bordered 40 minutes late and then sat on the runway for an hour. They was never an announcement as to why. My mother is in a wheelchair. They didn't let her pre-board, and then put her wheelchair through with the luggage. She had to get to the luggage carousel without it. They told her to just walk. Luckily, she can walk a little with help. Yikes, if she was totally disabled."
Cons: "Bum-rush for boarding; "final call" for boarding happening more than 30 minutes before flight was due to leave."
Cons: "Ryanair is really pretty bad at the customer one on one model. They DO NOT WANT TO HELP AT ALL !! it just seems to me if you are in customer service you should understand that people who travel from other countries are helping with your economy,YOUR JOB, If you don't fit the model move on,find something else to do in your life. Don't make me feel like I owe you,really you owe me a easy time getting through all the troubles of your airline.If some one from the airline reads this you should play under cover and see what i mean ,act as a person who needs help,does not understand your accent .you just really are bad !!"
Pros: "I didn't really have anything positive to say about Ryanair"
Cons: "The fact that a carry on on any other airline would be free except with Ryanair! Be prepared to pay extra for your carry on!"
Pros: "The flight was A-okay, but the experience leading up to it was not."
Cons: "First of all, the website is laid out in such a way that it's easy to make unnessasarry additional purchases. We ended up purchasing seats at the very back of the plane. We were unable to print our boarding tickets prior to checking in at the airport and after waiting in line for help, were directed to self help computers that we had to pay-to-use. These were not working and after lining up for help several more times (to get change to pump into the computers etc...) and sending off a 'chat help request we finally left and got a different clerk. While this second clerk was telling us we'd have to pay for her help, someone else overheard our challenges and took over from the clerk, printed our boarding tickets at no further charge and got us on our way. While we certainly appreciate the service at the end, it should never have come to that."
Cons: "Terrible customer service. Rude people working."
Pros: "Price and noticable improvement from ryan air"
Cons: "Real value for money"
Cons: "Cattle car approach. Cost saving is commendable. Charging for EVERYTHING is not."
Pros: "Inexpensive, easy boarding, arrived early."
Cons: "They tried to sell us stuff (perfumes, etc.) the entire flight. It was like watching home shopping network for the entire flight. This may be a European thing, I'm not sure."
Pros: "Great price and convenient . On time"
Cons: "Tight quarters"
Pros: "The flight was smooth and the great was friendly"
Cons: "We lined up at gate 109 to board then they changed the gate to 104 the last minute."
Pros: "In the US, on a quick flight like that you would be lucky to get soft drinks. They sold snacks cappuccino and all the items in the catalog like Bose headphones! Impressed. They only took pounds or credit card. Having only euro and dollars, I used cc but for done reason they only take European credit cards?! They accommodated me though and took euro."
Cons: "Baggage took forever to come out. I paid for priority boarding but they put me in other boarding so I was split up from my friend. We were 30 min late so everyone was standing in line - need boarding groups to call."
Cons: "High prices for poor food with NOTHING for vegetarians (I've been told veggie selections ended up...?!?)"
Pros: "The whole process went smoothly"
Cons: "Temperature changes very contrasting. Ok in terminal, boiling hot waiting on staiwell, cool walk to plane."
Pros: "It was short so there wasn't much to do, no screens or anything but that was fine. I thought it was great."
Cons: "I think it was a bit overcrowded. There wasn't a lot of space for people and some had to put their bags at the back of the plane."
Cons: "Over 1 hour delay! Really terrible"
Pros: "Flight attendants look and act with great professionalism. Boarding line was orderly, which doesn't always occur."
Cons: "I had just flown in on another Ryanair flight where I had stored my roll-on in the overhead bin. For the next leg the gate agent said my bag must fit in the "If it fits your bag flies free" container. It did not fit and he ignored my observation that it had fit in the bin just 30 minutes prior (identical planes Boeing 737 800). He charged me 50 Euros, delayed boarding, but remained courteous throughout. My complaint is that the unequal sizes of overhead bins and size-gauge allows for caprice and introduces tension between customer and agent. He was within his guidelines but many bags were allowed on that would not have fit. So does the company wish to continue a practice that alienates customers and places extra stress on gate agents? I'll never fly Ryanair until they eliminate this shell game."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Couldn't understand over the loud speaker.. Boarding was awful-waiting standing. Touch down was scary"
Pros: "A couple baggage check attendents let us use the business line to check our baggage because no one was in that linr"
Cons: "We got hammered with fees for not printing our boarding passes and prechecling our luggage. Not just the usual, got to pay for thr service but a substantial charge for not doing it ahead of time. The flight attendants were a little cool, no snacks at all, $3 for a bottle of water, otherwise no drinks. Ryanair had low fares but nickels and dimes you to offset that low cost ticket."
Cons: "Our backpacks cost as much as our tickets. I probably will use them again, though."
Pros: "It was amusing to see flight attendants peddle wares ranging from fragrances to scratch off lottery tickets. It definitely made flying Ryanair a memorable experience."
Cons: "There was never a dull moment on board, absolutely loved i! Long live free-market enterprise!"
Pros: "Nothing, plane was old and dirty."
Cons: "I was travelling for two days and arrived in Dublin to check in and had to pay 240 Euros between my friend and I for checking in at the airport and 4 bags. Absolute rip off and will never fly Ryan Air again. The flight cost 160 Euros, and my check in and bag fees were 80 Euros more. First company to charge for not checking in two hour prior online. Give me a break!"
Cons: "Unruly Irish football fans. Loud, obnoxious. When we landed in LGW 10 stood up to exit while the plane was still moving. Delayed exit."
Pros: "They should bring their service to the United States. I enjoyed it and the $499 savings over top named carriers"
Pros: "For the price, everything went well. We paid a lot for baggage and it had to be under 40 pounds but it all worked out. The flight was almost an hour delayed but the flight itself was fine."
Airlines flying from Dublin to Edinburgh have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Dublin to Edinburgh